Michael P. Petrogeorge

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Michael P.Petrogeorge
Vice-President and Director
Shareholder
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6899

Mr. Petrogeorge is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation department, specializing in real estate litigation and general civil litigation. He also maintains a practice in Utah liquor licensing.

In the area of real estate litigation, Mr. Petrogeorge handles a broad array of disputes involving various subject matters, including breach of real estate contracts, liens enforcement and defense, easements, boundary disputes, partitions, fraudulent transfers, nuisance, trespass, and commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes. He is also a general commercial litigator having litigated numerous general civil litigation matters involving a wide range of issues including breach of contract, unfair trade practices, unjust enrichment, fraud/misrepresentation, misappropriation of confidential and trade secret information, executive compensation and termination, breach of fiduciary duties and other torts. Mr. Petrogeorge has served as the first and second chair in numerous bench and jury trials in multiple forums (state and federal) and has successfully briefed and argued appeals before a variety of courts including the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. He has also assisted a number of clients in obtaining restaurant or club licenses from the Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and provides general legal advice to his small business clients.

Mr. Petrogeorge is a member of the firm's board of directors. Prior to his board election in January 2012, Mr. Petrogeorge served as the practice group leader of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation practice group, and on the firm’s recruiting committee. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law and previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen H. Anderson on the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Petrogeorge has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale Hubbell and was recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2013-2017 editions. Mr. Petrogeorge has also been recognized by his peers as one of Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite, a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine, and as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation magazine. In 2013, Mr. Petrogeorge was named as one of Utah Business magazine's "Forty Under 40."

Mr. Petrogeorge is active in the community, serving on the board of directors for the United Way, on the board of trustees for the Utah Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (which he chaired from 2014-2016), and and on the board of trustees for the Elyse Pantke White Foundation. He has previously served as chair of the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar, chair of the Salt Lake CAP Head Start Advisory Board, on the University of Utah Young Alumni Board and as co-chair of the Utah State Bar Annual Meeting Program Committee. He is a 2008 alumni of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Utah.

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 2000)
Order of the Coif

Gonzaga University (B.A., 1997)


Professional

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America

Recognized in 2013 as one of Utah Business magazine's "Forty Under 40"

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

Utah Business magazine's Utah Legal Elite

Utah Super Lawyers

Benchmark Litigation


Associations

Professional

TerraLex
Chair, Strategic Communications Committee and Editor-in-Chief of Connections


Community

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Board of Trustees

United Way of Salt Lake
Board of Directors

Elyse Pentke White Foundation
Board of Trustees


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
Washington

Education

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law